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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Journalism & Digital Media
Tenure-Track Positions

The Department of Communications has multiple tenure-track openings for faculty members with expertise in journalism and specific skills in one or more cross-platform digital media specialty areas. Successful candidate(s) must teach, engage in research and/ or service, participate in assessment of student learning, and provide academic advisement to students in a nationally recognized ACEJMC-accredited program.

We seek applicants with professional experience in journalism and demonstrated ability to work in multiple media formats. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or MFA) and extensive background in journalism is required.

Teaching assignments will be in one or more of the following areas: Reporting, media writing, news photography, editorial design, broadcast journalism, TV news production, video field production, web production, cross-platform journalism and social media. Other duties may include working with faculty, staff and students to coordinate student media and advising of student organizations. Teaching assignments may include courses online, evenings, and at the Irvine campus.



Rank & Salary
These are tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate to rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits, see

Appointment Date
Fall 2016

Application Procedure

A complete on-line application must be received in order to receive consideration.  To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 7958BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

1.  letter of application
2.  resume or curriculum vita
3.  three letters of reference (see instruction below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For inquiries, call: (657) 278-8607 or e-mail

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19